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Okanagan Nation Declaration
We, the Okanagan Nation make this declaration today as a sign for every generation to come, Therefore we herby declare that:
We are the unconquered aboriginal peoples of this land our mother; The creator has given us our mother, to enjoy, to manage and to protect; We the first inhabitants, have lived with our mother from time immemorial; Our Okanagan Governments have allowed us to share equally in the resources of our mother; We have never given up our rights to our mother, our mother's resources, our governments, our religion; We will survive and continue to govern our mother and her resources for the good of all for all time.
WHO WE ARE

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Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.

WHAT'S HAPPENING
  • Spirit of the Syilx Youth Unity Run 2015

    Omak, WA
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 - Sunday, May 03, 2015
    All day

    The Spirit of Syilx Unity Run will begin April 30th in Omak, WA and end May 3rd in Christina Lake, BC.

    Please Note: Everyone crossing the border on the evening of the 30th will require a VALID status card or passport.…

  • 2015 Annual General Assembly

    Outma Squilx’w Cultural School - Penticton, BC
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - Thursday, July 23, 2015
    All day

    Nhailsentem i? Smamim?tet

    “Honoring Our Women”

    OUTMA SQUILX’W CULTURAL SCHOOL | PENTICTON, BC

    July 22 -23, 2015

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